Brian Sanders (British, B. 1937) "Convoy PQ-17 Destroyed - British Merchant Ship" Original Oil painting on Canvas.
Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation.
This painting originally appeared on the Republic of the Marshall Islands 29c Convoy PQ-17 Destroyed 1942 British Merchant Ship stamp issued July 5, 1992.
After Russia joined the war, Stalin desperately needed war supplies and mat?riel for the defense of his country. In response, the western Allies dispatched a series of cargo-laden convoys to their Soviet confederates. On June 27, 1942, convoy PQ-17 left Iceland bound for the Soviet port of Archangel. On July 1, an enemy U-boat sighted the supply ships. Although both British and German naval headquarters deployed strong forces to the area, there was no engagement. German efforts centered instead on the luckless convoy, widely scattered and vulnerable to attack.
Image Size: 13.5 x 16.5 in.
Overall Size: 17.5 x 20.25 in.
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